Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Carib Sea Aquarium Gravel

1. CaribSea Eco-Complete 20-Pound Planted Aquarium, Black

User Ratings: 81 3

Carib Sea 770 First Impressions

"I recommend!"

Just be patient and realize that it's going to take a while to rinse it. I did rinse it off before putting it in the aquarium. But the gravel itself is nice quality and adds interest to tanks. I have a 90 gallon aquarium with a footprint of 18 by 48 inches. There's a nice mix of color and gives my little nano tanks a nice earthy feel. Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this. I wished I would have bought a few more so It would be deeper in my tank.

  • CaribSea Eco-Complete 20-Pound Planted Aquarium, Black
  • Complete substrate for freshwater planted aquariums
  • Contains major and minor trace elements to nourish aquarium plants
  • Substrate encourages healthy plant root growth
  • Manufacture: CaribSea, Inc
  • Item Weight: 20 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 12 x 2 inches
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Carib Sea 770 Final Thoughts

"I really like the stones."

So far, really happy with how it looks in my small tank. For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it. I purchased to put into a dry river rock. I am disappointed that there seems to be nothing special about this gravel. Works great in my daughter aquarium. Colors are exactly as shown on the screen- at least on my monitor.

Overall Score
4.7


(3680 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Carib Sea Aquarium Gravel

2. Carib Sea ACS00110 Crushed Coral for Aquarium, 10-Pound

User Ratings: 80 1

Carib Sea 008479001108 First Impressions

"These rocks are perfect!"

I have bought 2 bags of this gravel. So far, really happy with how it looks in my small tank. Purchased 9 bags of this for a new 180 gallon aquarium. Really just rinsed a little and ready to go. I wanted white rocks that were vibrant. I was scared to buy it after the reviews I read about it killing their fish. For my purpose, they work perfectly, for an aquarium, they might need a quick rinse.

  • Carib Sea ACS00110 Crushed Coral for Aquarium, 10-Pound
  • Caribe crushed coral 10lb per case
  • A solid and economical performer
  • Economical Performer
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
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Carib Sea 008479001108 Final Thoughts

"Exactly as pictured."

Fast delivery and item true to description. I'm accenting with multicolored glass rocks to accent. So will just see if color stays-God willing! Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this. I WOULD recommend buying this item! I decided on this particular brand of gravel because of Amazon's add-on program. I am disappointed that there seems to be nothing special about this gravel.

Overall Score
4.7


(467 Points)

3. Carib Sea ACS00877 Gemstone Creek Gravel for Aquarium, 50-Pound

User Ratings: 80 4

Carib Sea 008479008770 First Impressions

"Worked out great for me."

It really makes the tank look sharp and I believe the goldfish likes it, too. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. This was the cheapest DIY project with a big wow factor. The rock arrived quickly and several days before projected. Don't use any soaps or anything else. I'm accenting with multicolored glass rocks to accent. Wonderful mixture of color with the black stone.

  • Carib Sea ACS00877 Gemstone Creek Gravel for Aquarium, 50-Pound
  • Caribe Gemstone Creek 50-pounds
  • Sizes and colors selected to re-create natural environments
  • ph neutral ; safe for all systems
  • larger grain sizes great for reducing detritus
  • made in the USA
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
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Carib Sea 008479008770 Final Thoughts

"So it really is natural."

Some of the bad feedback says it clouds the water. I absolutely love how the rocks glow in my tank! Really just rinsed a little and ready to go. Don't use any soaps or anything else. For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. We bought this for a glo fish tank. There is some sand and dirt mixed in.

Overall Score
4.6


(351 Points)

4. Carib Sea SuperNaturals Peace River 20LB

User Ratings: 80 3

Carib Sea 00832 First Impressions

"I love it."

This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon. I'd recommend but just be wary of debris. This was the cheapest DIY project with a big wow factor. This is not the colored synthetic aquarium medium. I do not own glofish nor a glofish tank. For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered.

  • Carib Sea SuperNaturals Peace River 20LB
  • re-create natural river eco systems
  • ph neutral ; safe for all aquarium systems
  • grain size reduces detritus build up
  • no paint or dyes used
  • made in the USA
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 10.5 x 3.7 inches; 20 Pounds
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Carib Sea 00832 Final Thoughts

"Just as described."

They're like large pebbles that are the size of your pinky-nail. I absolutely love how the rocks glow in my tank! I actually used this on the top of my potted plants to keep gnats away. It's a gemstone quality gravel, not the topfin crap from petsmart. There's a nice mix of color and gives my little nano tanks a nice earthy feel. Really like the coloring of them as well. It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through.

Overall Score
4.6


(252 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Carib Sea Aquarium Gravel

5. Carib Sea ACS05839 Super Natural Sunset Gold Sand for Aquarium, 5-Pound

User Ratings: 72 3

Carib Sea 008479058393 First Impressions

"It is quite lovely."

All substraight needs to be thoroughly rinsed before use. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. I found it easier to do a medium sized bowl at a time. I filled with filter water ad let sit for a day before relocate fish. Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this. Arrived in 8 sealed plastic bags inside one Priority box. So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it.

  • Carib Sea ACS05839 Super Natural Sunset Gold Sand for Aquarium, 5-Pound
  • re-create natural looking eco-systems
  • soft sand that's perfect for soft belly fish and turtles
  • ph neutral ; safe for all aquariums
  • no dyes or paints used
  • made in the USA
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
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Carib Sea 008479058393 Final Thoughts

"My tank is not done yet."

I've ordered their midnight pearl color and it is beautiful too. But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered. I use a hybrid of the Walstad Method, and this stuff is perfect. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. They are rocks, what more do you need. If you have to bury tank decor that doesn't have suction cups then you need more. The gravel adds amazing color and the fish and snails seem to like it.

Overall Score
4.5


(228 Points)

6. Carib Sea Coraline Aquarium Gravel

User Ratings: 81 4

Carib Sea FBA_101 First Impressions

"Great for plants!"

Minimal clouding gone within 12 hours. Wash gravel well before use, and its pretty good. For my purpose, they work perfectly, for an aquarium, they might need a quick rinse. It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through. I recommend doing it in smaller portions. I half rinse it and put it in my tank. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out.

  • Carib Sea Coraline Aquarium Gravel
  • Aids in the growth of corals
  • Buffers for the life of the aquarium
  • Helps maintain a proper pH of 8.2 without constant chemical additions
  • Discourages nuisance algae growth
  • Manufacture: Carib Sea
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 11 x 17 inches; 17.7 Pounds
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Carib Sea FBA_101 Final Thoughts

"No more gnats."

It comes in a variety of colors, but I prefer the classic white. A little bigger than what I wanted but I still used it. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon. Just make sure you rinse it out REALLY good, before adding to your aquarium. All n all, very happy with the purchase. But the gravel itself is nice quality and adds interest to tanks. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered.

Overall Score
4.7


(82 Points)

7. Carib Sea ACS00150 Crushed Coral for Aquarium, 40-Pound

User Ratings: 67 7

Carib Sea 008479001504 First Impressions

"First of all, the price."

Really like the coloring of them as well. I rinsed it about 3-4 times and felt satisfied it was good. Love the vibrant neon colors mixed in with the black gravel. Overall I am happy with the gravel. Color is good contrast to the Beta. Really like the coloring of them as well. These colors combine to give an overall color of light brown.

  • Carib Sea ACS00150 Crushed Coral for Aquarium, 40-Pound
  • The only crushed coral with aragonite has 25 times the buffering power of other crushed corals
  • Dolmite or oyster shell
  • Use in under gravel filtered systems or reverse flow beds
  • A solid and economical performer
  • Grains size 20-555 mm
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
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Carib Sea 008479001504 Final Thoughts

"Perfect size."

Like everyone else says wash it before putting it in your tank. Just do a proper rinse, and you will be fine. I recommend doing it in smaller portions. The gravel size is exactly as described in the product description- 2 to 4mm. Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this. I wash it in small batches in a five gallon bucket before putting it in the tank. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered.

Overall Score
4.3


(50 Points)

8. Carib Sea Eco-Complete African Cichlid Substrate, 20-Pound, Live Sand for Aquarium

User Ratings: 68 3

Carib Sea 84043 First Impressions

"I love this stuff."

This was the cheapest DIY project with a big wow factor. I purchased to put into a dry river rock. Snails and fish dont seem to mind the switch from sand. It's a gemstone quality gravel, not the topfin crap from petsmart. We bought this for a glo fish tank. The gravel adds amazing color and the fish and snails seem to like it. Needs more plants but it makes the colors of the fish and other decor really pop.

  • Carib Sea Eco-Complete African Cichlid Substrate, 20-Pound, Live Sand for Aquarium
  • Product quality and customer service have been our highest priority
  • Manufactured by Caribbean
  • Made in United States
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Item Weight: 20 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 11 x 2.3 inches
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Carib Sea 84043 Final Thoughts

"The color is very pretty."

So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it. I bought a few bags of this and it's nice. The rocks look great and arrived very quickly. I am disappointed that there seems to be nothing special about this gravel. I did rinse it off before putting it in the aquarium. Just make sure you rinse it out REALLY good, before adding to your aquarium. Purchased 9 bags of this for a new 180 gallon aquarium.

Overall Score
4.3


(35 Points)

9. Carib Sea ACS00878 50-Pound Zen Garden Gravel for Aquarium, 1/4-3/8-Inch

User Ratings: 75 12

Carib Sea 008479008787 First Impressions

"Very nice gravel."

Out of the bag there is an amazing amount of dust. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. Everyone ask where did i get that color. Really just rinsed a little and ready to go. Really like the coloring of them as well. Works great in my daughter aquarium. Wash gravel well before use, and its pretty good.

  • Carib Sea ACS00878 50-Pound Zen Garden Gravel for Aquarium, 1/4-3/8-Inch
  • Caribe Zen Garden 1/4-3/8-Inch, 5/5-pound
  • Create a supernatural experience by re-creating the natural world in your home
  • Sizes and colors selected to re-create natural environments
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
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Carib Sea 008479008787 Final Thoughts

"It's gravel."

The 50 pound bag was jus barely enough for my 55 gallon tank! But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered. The pebbles are a perfect size for 30+ gallon tanks. Don't use any soaps or anything else. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. Stir periodically and then your good to go! Don't use any soaps or anything else.

Overall Score
4.2


(27 Points)

10. Carib Sea Florida Crushed Coral

User Ratings: 61 8

Carib Sea 110 First Impressions

"Great quality."

Everyone ask where did i get that color. But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered. I did rinse it off before putting it in the aquarium. Perfect for the corydoras, pleasing to the eye. It's my new, absolute favorite substrate. It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out.

  • Carib Sea Florida Crushed Coral
  • May also be used in marine or African cichlid aquariums
  • Contains millions of beneficial marine bacteria to enhance biological filtration
  • Ideal for most freshwater aquaria, including discus, tetras, angelfish, water turtles, rays, plants, cichlids and more
  • Manufacture: Pro-Motion Distributing - Direct
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 2 x 14 inches; 10 Pounds
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Carib Sea 110 Final Thoughts

"Love these!"

Removed pebbles and refilled for the 3rd time. I absolutely love how the rocks glow in my tank! Stir periodically and then your good to go! A little bigger than what I wanted but I still used it. I planned on spending 24-48 hours removing all the dust in washes and soaks. So far, really happy with how it looks in my small tank. This was the cheapest DIY project with a big wow factor.

Overall Score
4.1


(14 Points)

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